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The Greatest Missouri Basketball Players of All Time

List Rules
Upvote the best basketball players in Tigers history based only on the player's college career.

Missouri basketball fans, we’re ranking the best Missouri Tigers of all-time. This list of Missouri basketball players includes current and former players, along with the seasons played with the college. Featuring All-Americans, players in the NBA, and school legends who had their jerseys retired, the top players from University of Missouri men's basketball team history include Jordan Clarkson, DeMarre Carroll, Kareem Rush, and Norm Stewart. Who is the best Missouri Tiger ever?

In the 2017-18 NCAA Division I men’s basketball season, the Missouri Tigers roster has the starting five: Kassius Robertson, Cullen VanLeer, Jordan Barnett, Kevin Puryear, and Jeremiah Tilmon.

Vote up the ones you think are the greatest Missouri basketball players in Tigers history. Feel free to add any Tiger freshmen, NBA rookies, or Missouri alumni missing from the list.

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  • 1988–1992

    Anthony Eugene Peeler (born November 25, 1969) is an American retired professional basketball player, having played for a number of NBA teams from 1992 to 2005. He later became an assistant coach at ...more
  • 1979–1983

    Stephen Samuel Stipanovich (born November 17, 1960) is an American retired professional basketball player. A 6-ft 11-inch (211 cm) center from the University of Missouri, Stipanovich was selected by ...more
  • 1976–1980

    Larry Donnell Drew (born April 2, 1958) is an American professional basketball coach and former player who most recently served as the head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball ...more
  • 1990–1994

    Melvin Jermaine Booker (born August 20, 1972) is an American former professional basketball player. A 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m), 185 lb (84 kg) point guard, he played for the University of Missouri.
  • 1987–1991

    Douglas Smith (born September 17, 1969) is a retired American basketball player who was selected by the Dallas Mavericks in the first round (6th overall) of the 1991 NBA draft.
  • 1984–1988

    Derrick Joseph Chievous (born July 3, 1967) is a retired American professional basketball player who played the forward position, and played three seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) ...more
  • 1974–1976

     

    William C. Smith (born October 26, 1953) is a retired American professional basketball player. He was a 6'2" (1.88 m) 170 lb (77 kg) guard and played collegiately at Seminole State College of ...more
  • 2008–2012

    Marcus Denmon is an American professional basketball player for New Basket Brindisi of the Lega Basket Serie A. He played for the University of Missouri. He was taken 59th overall by the San Antonio ...more
  • 1979–1983

    Jon Thomas "Sunny" Sundvold (born July 2, 1961) is a retired American professional basketball player who was selected by the Seattle SuperSonics in the 1st round (16th overall) of the 1983 NBA Draft. ...more
  • 1998–2000

    Keyon Latwae Dooling (born May 8, 1980) is an American retired professional basketball guard in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and attended the ...more
  • 1999–2002

    Kareem Lamar Rush (born October 30, 1980) is an American professional basketball player for the Kansas City Tornados of North American Premier Basketball (NAPB). Rush's younger brother, Brandon, last ...more
  • 2007–2009

    DeMarre LaEdrick Carroll (born July 27, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Carroll was selected 27th overall ...more
  • 1979–1982

    Ricky Frazier (born February 9, 1958) is a former professional basketball player. After transferring from Saint Louis University in 1980, he played on three Big Eight Conference championship and NCAA ...more
  • 1969–1973

    John Young Brown (born December 14, 1951) is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the NBA. A forward, he played collegiately at the University of Missouri. He was a ...more
  • 2000–2004

    Rickey Paulding (born October 23, 1982) is an American professional basketball player, who currently plays for the EWE Baskets Oldenburg of the Basketball Bundesliga (BBL). He played college ...more
  • 1953–1956

    Norman Eugene Stewart (born January 20, 1935) is a retired American college basketball coach. He coached at the University of Northern Iowa (then known as State College of Iowa) from 1961 to 1967, ...more
  • Laurence Bowers is a forward for the Missouri Tigers men's basketball team.
  • 2008–2012

    Kim English is a guard for the Missouri Tigers men's basketball team.
  • 2013–2014

    Jordan Taylor Clarkson (born June 7, 1992) is a Filipino-American professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for two ...more
  • 2010–2013

    Phillip Michael "Phil" Pressey is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association. As a junior playing point guard for the ...more
  • 2003–2005

    Linas Kleiza (Lithuanian pronunciation: ​[ˈlʲɪnɐs kʲlʲɛɪ̯ˈzɐ]; born January 3, 1985) is a Lithuanian professional basketball executive and former player. Standing at 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m), he played at ...more
  • 1971–1974

    Allen Dean Eberhard is a retired American basketball player for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association. He was drafted with the fifteenth pick in the first round of the 1974 NBA ...more
  • Jason Sutherland
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    Jason Sutherland

    1993-1997

  • 2006–2010

    J. T. Tiller (born May 11, 1988) is an American professional basketball player. He played collegiately with the University of Missouri Tigers.
  • 2012–2014

    Jabari Brown is a basketball player.